It is our honor to recognize Frances Mathews Thrift for her 25 years of dedication, guidance, and unlimited caring for children and their parents as Director of Tabernacle Child Care Center.   We say a special thank you for her ongoing inspiration as a key leader in our Children’s Ministry. 

We asked Frances to describe her thoughts about achieving this meaningful milestone:

Twenty five years…Unbelievable!! I had no idea of God’s leading in my life.  I thought I knew so much about following His lead as a Mom, Wife and Christian.  I was very wrong.  It has been an amazing experience to watch life unfold and smile that the One who guides us so well has allowed me this privilege.

I continue to be moved by parents who gingerly, trustingly drop their child or children off each day, leaving TCCC to give the world their amazing talents.  Each one trusting another group of individuals to teach, love and care for these incredible gifts they have produced.  It is the Teachers who need to be celebrated for my years– they work every day to love, play and teach children how to live and be a part of a community outside their home.  Our children are given the best gifts by these incredible people.  They are all truly loved

There are so many to be thanked for trusting me.  I wonder what I would have done without Judy Fiske’s consistent leading and dedication.  Rev. Sterling Severns’ smile and guidance.  Betty Robertson’s listening ear.  Margaret Ailes challenge and acceptance of me.  Connie Jones’ tender heart.  And most importantly Dick and Barbara Spain arriving in my first year with trikes for the children and pizza for the adults.  The list goes on and on.  I was never alone.

Thank you Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Thank you to an incredible staff and Assistant P.J. Kaye.  Thank you parents and children. Thank you Don Thrift.  

I am a blessed woman.


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